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Microsoft announced its newest mobile operating system ‘Windows Phone 7 Series’ on February 15th at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Blue Dot attended the next Microsoft event, MIX10 in Las Vegas from March 15th - 17th, where Microsoft presented the first public information regarding the Windows Phone 7 Series application platform and developer tools.

Windows Phone 7 Series is a significant departure from Windows Mobile and will provide a new, more intuitive, and much cleaner user experience than previous Microsoft mobile offerings. To enable a truly fresh approach, Windows Phone 7 Series will not be backward compatible with previous Windows Mobile applications. Microsoft is providing new development tools and a new application platform based upon the .NET Framework, C# (C-Sharp), Silverlight (for most application development), and XNA (for game development). Unmanaged application code written in C++ will not be supported at all.

Most mobile application providers will be required to completely rewrite their current applications to run on Windows Phone 7 Series. Fortunately, Blue Dot has a highly skilled team that has been developing Advanced Mobile applications with C# and the .NET Framework exclusively for the past 3 years. As a result, we will be able to leverage much of our existing application and synchronization code on Windows Phone 7 Series, significantly reducing development costs, risks, and time to market for Advanced Mobile applications targeting this exciting, new mobile platform!

Additionally, Blue Dot is excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal for the new site was to more accurately communicate our continued focus for delivering the very best enterprise Mobile Workforce Management solutions and services, to the widest range of organizations within asset-intensive industries and vertical markets. Blue Dot’s ongoing commitment to remain a thought leader in the enterprise mobility space remains stronger than ever, and we hope our results shared from MIX10 demonstrates this continued passion for making the right technology decisions.

If you would like to learn more about Blue Dot’s Windows Phone 7 Series technology strategy and more please call us at 1.866.303.8324 x127 or visit our website at

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